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Monolith Reveals Grand Ambitions for Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Posted by on Mar 08, 2017

Monolith has been keeping busy. Following the success of 2014’s hit Shadow of Mordor, the studio began concepting a direct sequel that would attempt to fully deliver on the scale, spectacle, and savagery only hinted at in Mordor.

The result? Middle-earth: Shadow of War, a sprawling action-RPG epic due out on PS4 this August. Last week, I was able to watch a lengthy demo complete with color commentary from Michael de Plater, the game’s creative lead. It made for fascinating viewing.

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PAX East 2017: Play More Than 20 PlayStation Games

Posted by on Mar 06, 2017

Ah, PAX East. Near and dear to my heart! Since it’s just a few days away, we wanted to share what you can expect this weekend in Boston. Expect dozens of playable PlayStation games, from the epic spectacle of MLB The Show 17 to the harsh alien landscapes of Farpoint on PS VR.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Soundtrack Out Today on Spotify

Posted by on Mar 03, 2017

Good news! The official soundtrack for Horizon Zero Dawn hits Spotify today, available now on PlayStation Music. With its driving tribal rhythms and stirring vocal performances, the Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack is a huge departure from Guerrilla soundtracks of yesteryear. Listen to the full album here, a week before it’s available anywhere else.

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Injustice 2: A Quick Look at Character Customization

Posted by on Mar 02, 2017

Game Developers Conference in San Francisco saw a new chance to go hands-on with Injustice 2, the brutal DC brawler from Mortal Kombat X developer NetherRealm.

But the biggest takeaways came out of a short demonstration of Injustice 2’s robust RPG-style gear system, which revealed some of the most in-depth character customization I’ve seen in a one-on-one fighting game.

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PlayStation Blogcast 239: Bring Me That Horizon

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017

We didn’t forget about you! This week, the gang weighs in on critical hit Horizon Zero Dawn. And a solemn promise from me: no more dark secrets. I heard you! Enjoy the show. Subscribe via iTunes, Google or RSS, or download here Stuff We Talked About Horizon Zero Dawn (no spoilers!) Titanfall 2 Live Fire […]

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First Hands-on with Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

Bioware’s shaking things up for Mass Effect: Andromeda, the first PS4 installment in its spacefaring action-RPG series. The game’s setup represents a clean break from the original Mass Effect trilogy, taking place 600 years later in another galaxy as a crew of explorers searches for humanity’s new home.

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PlayStation Blogcast 237: Andromonauts

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda and Psychonauts in The Rhombus of Ruin for PS VR take center stage on this week’s show! Special guests include Bioware General Manager Aaryn Flynn and Double Fine’s Tim Schafer and Chad Dawson. We also discuss all the finest things in life: Darkest Dungeon, OLED TVs, and PlayStation VR.

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25 Tips to Defy Death in Nioh, Out Today on PS4

Posted by on Feb 07, 2017

Today, Team Ninja’s glorious action epic Nioh lands on PS4. Fans of Bloodborne and Ninja Gaiden should take note: this is a demanding, tense action-RPG that pits you against hordes of samurai, assassins, and demonic Yokai.

In honor of the game’s launch today, the PlayStation team amassed some useful tips that should help you hit the ground running. Read on to learn more, and if you’ve picked up a copy of the game, offer your own tips in the comments below!

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